President Joseph R. Biden, Jr met today with President Gabriel Boric of Chile at the White House to deepen the U.S.-Chile bilateral relationship. President Biden and President Boric discussed ways the United States and Chile can continue to expand our economic engagement, including through the Americas Partnership, to promote economic growth for our two countries while at the same time creating good-quality jobs and protecting labor rights.
The two leaders underscored the importance of the international community uniting in support of competitive and inclusive elections in Venezuela in 2024. They also discussed issues of shared concern, including our shared commitment to combat the climate crisis. President Biden made clear that the United States will continue to stand with Israel and affirmed Israel’s right to defend itself in line with international humanitarian law. President Biden also reaffirmed our continued efforts to urgently increase and sustain the delivery of life-saving humanitarian assistance – including food, water, and medical care – to civilians in Gaza. President Biden also stressed the importance of continuing to support Ukraine and expressed concern about the global effects of Russia’s war against Ukraine, particularly on food and energy security.